Kingsland Garden Club

Yantis Lakeside Gardens

Living and Gardening in the

Beautiful Texas Hill Country


Kingsland Garden Club
Celebrating Over 50 Years in the Highland Lakes Area 
The Kingsland Garden Club was organized in 1961 and is a member of the Texas and National Garden Clubs. We meet on the first Friday of each month from September to May. We have several programs during the year when we invite the public to join us for interesting and informative programs.
Kingsland Garden Club Officers:                            
President - Sharon Jones
Vice President - Nancy Bardouche
2nd Vice President - Diane Langley
Secretary - Bonnie Friesenhahn
Treasurer - Robert Yantis
                          Next meeting for members:
September, 2014
Next Public Program:
September, 2014
For more information about the Kingsland Garden Club or to be notified of our programs you can email us or call (325) 388-8849
2013- 2014 Public Programsat 1:30 pm at the Kingsland Library,
 125 W.Polk St.:
Programs will start at 1:30 p.m. Club meetings at 1:00 p.m.

Our 2014-15 Programs 


Friday, September 5th, 2014 -Author and plant and photography expert Brian Loflin will present a program on "Texas Cacti". Brian and his wife, Shirley, actively teach and conduct seminars and workshops in many areas of photography. They also lead nature photography tours to a variety of destinations. They authored, produced and photographed Grasses of the Texas Hill Country and Texas Cacti, two photographic field guides for Texas A&M University Press and available at most booksellers. Their next new book, also by Texas A&M University Press, Texas Wildflower Vistas and Hidden Treasures is in final production.  Advanced Training credit for Master Gardeners.

Friday, October 3rd – Program on ponds and pond plants presented by the 2014 Board President of the Austin Pond Society, Jeannie Ferrier.  Her presentation  is "Why a Pond? The Big, Bad and Beautiful of a Backyard Pond"


Friday, November 7th Jessica and Ben Robertson - Co-owner of Backbone Valley Nursery
Jessica and Ben Robertson will present a program covering "Hill Country Trees".   Her passion (after Orchids) is soil microbiology and organic gardening. She also loves teaching others and sharing the love of gardening with children and adults alike. 
Jessica earned her degree in Biology and Biochemistry from Texas State University (Southwest Texas State) in San Marcos. Her family owns Backbone Valley Nursery in Marble Falls, a beautiful retail garden center and tree farm. Advanced Training for Master Gardeners.

The meeting, held at Backbone Valley Nursery, begins at 1:00 PM.  The public is invited to this free program at 1:30

Friday, January 9th - Program to be determined

Friday, February 6th - Wade Hibler will present a very interesting program on "Identifing and Dealing with our Hill Country Bugs".  Wade is the former AgriLife Extention Agent from Burnet County.

Friday, March 6th -

Marvin Bloomquist, Past president of Highland Lakes Native Plant Society of Texas and Past President of Highland Lakes Master Naturalists, Avid photographer

"The Digital Camera as a Tool for Flower Identification"

April 4 & 5, 2015 - Kingsland Garden Club Annual Plant Sale @ Kingsland House of Arts & Crafts - 10 am Sat and 11 am Sun

Club Members only events:

Dec. - Christmas Luncheon at The Lighthouse Country Club Restaurant - 11:30 A.M.

May - May Garden Tour and Progressive Luncheon

Kingsland Garden Club Activities
Images from our May Garden Tour and Luncheon
Photos courtesy of Sue Kersey